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WeChat 5.1 is Now Here

Posted by on 13. January 2014

With the entry of smart phones and messaging apps, the world have become a much smaller place since people can share thoughts, pictures, conversations and games at an instant.  WeChat Upgrades to Version 5.1 for an even more entertaining interaction among friends, families and new acquaintances.”

It’s a Mobile World

In terms of users and frequency of usage, the Philippines is a powerhouse when it comes to messaging and mobile apps.  This can be attributed to the closely knit culture of the Country and that we regularly interact as friends as family through the different social channels and keep ourselves up-to-date with the latest in news and the recent developments.  Our mobile hand phones has been our constant companions since it keeps us close to our family and friends through communication and keeps us occupied on our idle times with games and other apps.  It’s also an extension of our personality as we get to share photos, updates and the never-ending stories we have grown to do with family and friends is now within our fingertips.  It’s no wonder that WeChat is the most-searched social messaging app according to Google Trends in Philippines, ahead of key competitors2 and the 3rd most searched item in general.

WeChat is the most-searched social messaging app in the world.

WeChat 5.1

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users.  WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*.  It is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets with more than 100 million registered accounts in international markets.  It keeps us connected and entertained by their in applications interface.  Download WeChat’s latest 5.1 update and read on to know more about how WeChat skyrockets excitement to your every day with its latest feature such as Games, which lets you challenge your friends with fun and addictive games while you’re on the move.

Play-by-Play Updates by the Country’s Top Searched App

Games

Games is really a great way to have fun and at the same time interact with our friends and WeChat 5.1 rolls out the game features where you can challenge your friends and have fun together.

Gunz Dash, one of the pioneering titles of WeChat Games, lets players choose their favorite heroes and let them embark on exciting adventures in a fantasy universe. Whether in solo or multiplayer mode, users can speed through worlds and collect coins for a high score in this exciting 2D animated, side-scrolling race game. Plus point: Gunz Dash’s setting can be customized to activate music and sound effect to enhance the gaming experience.(Official site: http://games.wechat.com/gunzdash/)

2 Day’s Match, on the other hand, is a brand new casual puzzle game which works by matching two tiles of same kind. Challenge yourself by clearing all pairs and work your way to win the crown. 2Day’s Match users can switch from playing in solo stage mode to multiplayer mode which allows you to spark matches with your friends or people nearby. (Official site: http://games.wechat.com/2daysmatch/)

To take the puzzle gaming further, WeChat’s second title Craz3 Match makes players match tiles in groups of three and eliminate some seriously cute animals. Users can also boost their scores with magical items like Quick Hint, Shark, Time Reverse, Unlock, and Level Up to boost their points against other players. (Official site: http://games.wechat.com/craz3match/)

Wreckless Racer that will be available soon on WeChat Games, is a new speed racing game with cutting-edge graphics and heart-pounding actions for the ultimate thrill to the finishing line!

Group Chat

WeChat 5.1 also comes with enhanced features which allow users to support the latest platforms of iOS and Android, use group messaging to converse with a regular of 40 users or join at most two sized-up group chats with up to 100 users each.

StoryCam

Tell your story with StoryCam for WeChat (Official site: http://camera.wechat.com) ! You can use your own words to describe the ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ of your photos with this exclusive app. With festival watermarks, filters and real-time location based information, you can now personalize and share any moment. Download StoryCam for WeChat for free and start telling your photo stories!

Features of StoryCam for WeChat include:

  • Choose from five photo themes: Featured, Place, Weather, Food and Lifestyle
  • Enhance photos with up to 13 free filters
  • Receive real-time location, weather and date updates
  • Edit your location and stories
  • Place watermarks wherever you want on your photos
  • Share photos easily with WeChat friends, on Moments or by email

And Here’s More:

  • Edit ‘Favorite Messages’ – Save your favorite text and voice messages, photos and videos to ‘Favorite Messages’- the first cloud-based storage service on mobile social communication apps – to view and share again anytime. You can edit and add new content to saved messages in any way you want.
  • Register with Email Address – You have more choices to connect with WeChat – you can register with your email address to start chatting with friends.
  • Gmail Contact Integration – Link to your Google account, find out who else is using WeChat and add them to your friends list.
  • Supports Latest Smartphone iOS Platforms – WeChat 5.1 is optimized to support the latest versions on both iOS and Android.

Download WeChat 5.1 Now!

The latest WeChat 5.1 and StoryCam for WeChat are now available for both Android and iOS users. Visit www.wechat.com for the latest information. WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby” and “Shake”.  The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments.  Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.  WeChat also comes with comprehensive privacy setting functions, which enables user to tailor their security level as needed.  WeChat can keep your interactions with friends and family continuous amidst time and distance through its chat, games and story cam app.

Follow WeChat

Webpage: http://www.wechat.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/WeChatPH
Twitter: @WeChatPH

71 Responses to WeChat 5.1 is Now Here

  1. Bryan @ Kata Digital Philippines

    I’d have to say that WeChat is steadily improving. Their games are quite addictive!

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